Pictures Taken on the Property
Pastimes has an impressive array of wonderful bird habitats with some very interesting residents. Areas around Pastimes including the Okefenokee Swamp and St Marys River are also fun and productive for birding. Enjoy some fine birding at Okefenokee Pastimes located directly across from the main entrance to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and a mile from the St Marys River.
These are some of the birds spotted here or around our 14 acre grounds:
The pileated, downy, hairy, red headed, red bellied, flickers and sap sucker woodpeckers, orchard orioles, eastern kingbirds, vireos, towhees, cardinals, blue jays, mocking birds, finches, painted buntings, wrens, cow birds, sparrows, warblers, cat birds, blue birds, robins, brown thrashers, swallows, flycatchers, belted kingfisher, rufus & ruby throated hummingbirds, swifts, chuck – will’s – widow, nighthawks, doves, quail, coots, kestrels, sharp shinned hawk, bald eagle, swallow-tailed kite, Mississippi kites, red shouldered hawks, ospreys, barred owls, screech owls, wood ducks, great blue herons, great egrets, cattle egrets, snowy egrets, green herons and more.
An exciting bit of news came our way today. Although not spotted at the campground, but close by, a recent sighting of a extremely rare Ivory Billed woodpecker just up the road has brought a Naturalist and Forester here to look for the woodpecker in hopes of getting a photo of this rare bird. He has shared some of his knowledge with us and we now know what to look and listen for and perhaps we can catch a glimpse of this rare bird. Thanks for visiting and sharing your knowledge and insights Matthew (the twig) Largess, and best of luck in your search, may you be the first to get a picture of him/her. I am sharing a picture that I found on the web of this beautiful bird (this is not a picture from here, but perhaps one day) they say spotting this bird is the birders equivalent to spotting Elvis alive.